Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ranfurly Banks Return of the GIANTS !!!!!!!!!!!

Hi all, as the title stats Ranfurly return of the giants is not an under statement, we have just returned form a stunning trip with some of the biggest kingis this early season has seen, when all the dust settled the boys had 5 over the magic mark of 40 with the biggest going 48kg!!, throw in some monster hapuka and big bass and you can see why we are excited. Man  if this is the start what the hell is the rest of the season going to bring, dare we say it, is this the year that the all tackle record of 52kg is going to fall ? who knows but what we do know is we busted much bigger fish off , we broke rods, blew up reels and smashed 170lb leaders !. These fish tested all but the best of tackle. If you have a trip down here in the next few weeks be warned don't go taking a knife to a gun fight as they say, bring out the big guns the bigger the better. till next week Lance.
Lal with a double of nice bluenose

Michael 27kg

Arbri getting tested

Arbri  40kg

Michael with some of the smashed gear  

Fanus 48kg monster !!

Michael 45kg reef donkey

Lal 31kg

Bill happy with his double header

Fanus with his second at 46kg

Fanus with his third over 40 at 41kg

Bill 25kg

Michael 27kg

Michael nice double of puka

Cornelius  solid Hapuka 

Fanus monster puka at 38kg

Michael nice bass
Michael good bluenose

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ranfurly at it's finest!!!!

Bill with a nice 33kg kingi
Hi all, well what an awesome trip we have just had at the Ranfurly Jigging and live baiting for king fish and WOW what a huge improvement on the top of the bank with both good quality up to 38kg's and fantastic numbers to keep the boys hooked up. Fishing is getting hotter an hotter each day in the shallows with massive amounts of bait turning up and is really looking to be a great season to come. We also got on to some second to none bottom fishing making short work of it to get a good feed.  With the biggest Hapuka going 38kg's and more in the high twenty's an thirty's. Until next time.
Cheers Steve
Brads 36kg Hapuka
Todd hooked up!!


Bill getting owned

Brads 26kg king fish




Good drift on the bottom



Goldys 23kg king

Carl's 25kg Kingi

Nathan with the 37kg hog

Carl's fat horse 38kg's

Todd's 25kg Kingi

Carl with another in the high twenty's

Brads 22kg King

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ranfurly going strong

Manny with a King in the mid twenty's
Brendon hooked up!!
 Hi all, just back from yet another great trip to the Ranfurly Banks with a bunch of Aussie boy's who pretty much all managed to smash their personal bests jigging for kingfish up towards 30kg. We also had a good session on the bottom getting a few nice Puka for the boys to take home, good to see the Ranfurly keeps getting better as the season goes on.
Until next time Cheers Steve


Hooked up!

Wicked drift on the bottom

Manny hooked up again

Manny's nice fish just under the 30 mark

Brendon's 26kg king

Georgie's 26kg

Manny's 29kg king

Another nice fish from Manny

Spearo with a very nice puka

Georgie with his 28kg


Wow! a seriously bent rod!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ranfurly Getting Better by the day

Hi all, just returned from another good trip down the banks, this time we had the boys from Yeehaa with some of their good clients, and the banks fired up well with the best kingi going 33kg and the best hapuka a huge 38kg. I cant remember such a good run of monster puka , these last few trips have seen some true hogs on the bottom dwellers long may it last. Water temps are still struggling to reach 16c and this is slowing down the kingi bite, but we are not complaining still lots of solid kingis in the 20-30kg range. I'm picking once temps hit 17c all hell will break lose on the bank as they will feed up hard for their spawning. till next week cheers Lance



Albert 29kg

Shem 31kg


Luke 28kg


Albert 28kg

Luke 30kg

Andy 33kg

Luke 26kg


Clement 32kg puka

Luke nice bluenose

Nice double header

Albert stuggles to lift up his brace of hog puka

Luke with his monster puka

Andy 38kg puka

Clement  29.9kg kingi

Covarose into the action as well